1 Sam 19:4

19:4 Jonathan spoke well of David. Jonathan’s magnanimity towards David stands in stark contrast to Saul’s malevolence, continuing the unfavorable comparison of father and son noted earlier (13:22; 14:1, 6, 10, 29 and notes). It seems likely that Jonathan’s loyalty to David stems not from ignorance of David’s destiny, but from a willing acceptance of it (18:4 note; 23:17 note).